MEDIA WATCH: From script to stars, media batters 'Gigli'

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's new film, Gigli, has been getting some of the worst press of any film in years. Critics are conducting a post-mortem to see exactly how it was that this bomb was dropped on the box office. While Ben and J. Lo are receiving a heap of abuse, many reports are saying the script, dialogue, and plot weren't much to begin with.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's new film, Gigli, has been getting some of the worst press of any film in years. Critics are conducting a post-mortem to see exactly how it was that this bomb was dropped on the box office. While Ben and J. Lo are receiving a heap of abuse, many reports are saying the script, dialogue, and plot weren't much to begin with.

Most frequent messages:

1 Gigli is a spectacularly terrible film

2 From plot to dialogue, Gigli is horribly written

3 Writer/director Martin Brest shares the blame

4 Affleck and Lopez lack on-screen chemistry

5 Gigli is one of the worst films of all time

Based on 54 US newspaper, magazine, and TV stories appearing July 16-August 11, 2003

  • Evaluation and analysis by CARMA International. Media Watch can be found at www.carma.com.

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